Practice Areas: Appellate

Appellate practice starts at the trial court level by preserving issues for appeal and framing arguments to be addressed by the appellate courts.  Once on appeal, our experience crafting persuasive briefs and delivering effective oral arguments can be outcome determinative as to whether an adverse ruling is overturned or a favorable one preserved.

 

Iowa Supreme Court Finds Easement Not Dedicated to City

William McNaughton entered into an easement agreement with Jeanine and Stanley Chartier allowing a small part of a road to pass through his property. The road was used to access the Chartiers’ business on their property located adjacent to McNaughton’s. The agreement provided that it was a “’private’ easement granted for the use and benefit […]

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